Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

This internship is offered in conjunction with the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.

FSI Faculty Mentor:

 

About The Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy:

The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy brings together leading policy experts and practitioners from China and around the world to engage in collaborative dialogue and research. From its platform at Tsinghua University, the center works to identify constructive solutions to common The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy brings together leading policy experts and practitioners from China and around the world to engage in collaborative dialogue and research. From its platform at Tsinghua University, the center works to identify constructive solutions to common global challenges. Website: http://carnegietsinghua.org/
 
The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center is also part of Carnegie’s well-established Asia Program, which provides clear and precise analysis to policymakers on the economic, security, and political developments in the Asia-Pacific region.The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center works with Carnegie’s other global centers to host conferences, roundtables, seminars, and closed-door briefings and to publish timely and incisive analysis on the most pressing global issues, including international economics and trade; energy and climate change; nonproliferation and arms control; and security threats in North Korea, Iran, South Asia, and the Middle East.
 

Project:

The Carnegie Tsinghua Center has three main areas that intern will work under; Programs & Research, Operations & Development, and Communications. Those under Programs & Research will assist scholars in their work, while those under the remaining teams will perform more tasks supportive of those functions.
 
Interns are placed based on their skills, experiences, and interest, while also taking into consideration the needs of the team. All interns are incorporated into the team as critical members and assist in work that wouldn't get down without them. FSI students can expect a substantive internship that provides unique access to leading scholars, officials, and person shaping China and the realm of foreign affairs. Examples of the intern’s tasks include:
 
  • Supporting center staff in tracking and managing finance and other budgetary issues and requirements. Supporting center staff in its development efforts, including database management, grant and prospect research, and report editing
  • Assisting the center in its government relations outreach efforts by tracking Chinese policy trends and preparing materials for government meetings
  • Supporting center staff in tracking and managing finance and other budgetary issues and requirements. Supporting center staff in its development efforts, including database management, grant and prospect research, and report editing
  • Assisting the center in its government relations outreach efforts by tracking Chinese policy trends and preparing materials for government meetings
  • Supporting center staff in planning and executing internal and external events, including supporting with on-site logistics and event preparation, identifying speakers, and arranging venues
  • Eligibility & Skills Required:
 
The internship is open to continuing undergraduate students. Students from any department are welcome to apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.  Applicants should have a keen interest in international affairs, international trade, international security or Chinese foreign policy. All interns should have working proficiency or higher in English; equivalent knowledge of Chinese is an asset, but not required.
 

Language Requirement:

Knowledge of Chinese is preferred, but not required.
 

Location:

The internship is located in Beijing, China.
 

Stipend:

FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints.  FSI’s Global Policy Interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer.  These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student.  Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application.  If you have financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact FSI academic program manager Gina Gonzales directly.
 

Application:

The application deadline is February 7, 2018, at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be asked to submit:
 
  • Application Form
  • Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)
  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Budget
Interview finalists will be asked to submit:
  • One writing sample no longer than 600 works in English or 1,200 Chinese characters, written within the last six months on a topic relating to international relations or security.
  • One paragraph no longer than 100 works (in English) summarizing a previous writing sample. This summary can be of your first sample. or it can be of a different piece.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: You may only apply to one FSI Global Policy Internship.